Grand Circle Island Tour




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TOUR TIME

Hotel Pick ups begin at 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Return 7:00 pm
Duration: 11 hours

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Parker Ranch
  • Waipio Valley Lookout
  • Akaka Falls
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Hilo Town
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Kilauea Iki Lookout
  • Steam Vents
  • Thurston Lava Tube
  • Jaggar Museum
  • Punalu'u Black Sand Beach

DESCRIPTION

Experience the best scenic attractions Hawaii Island has to offer on this full day adventure departing from Kailua-Kona and Kohala Coast resorts. From desert to rainforest, pasture to dry forest, you will see diverse landscapes and 8 out of 13 climate zones in the world as we traverse the island and learn about the history, culture, and geography of Hawaii from our friendly and knowledgeable certified local guide.

During this small group tour, we will pass serene Waimea town and Parker Ranch before stopping at majestic Waipio Valley Lookout. Enjoy the scenery along the lush and green Hamakua Coast on our way to visit the famous Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. By noon, we will have lunch at a local favorite, Café 100, in the quaint town of Hilo. After lunch our guide will reveal the highlights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as you discover rare flora and fauna through the short and leisurely hikes in the rainforest and Thurston Lava Tube. We will also visit Kiluea Iki Lookout, steam vents, historic Jaggar Museum, and witness the explosive power of Halemaumau Crater. The return to Kona includes a stop at beautiful Punalu’u Black Sand Beach where you may get to see endangered sea turtles. If time permits, we will stop at a world-renowned Kona Coffee Farm for some free Kona coffee to conclude this circle island adventure.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Small Group Tour (maximum of 12)
  • Fully narrated tour by professional and expert guides
  • Lunch at local favorite Cafe 100
  • Beverages and Snacks
  • Umbrellas
  • 30-40 min at each stop
  • 1 1/2 hours at Volcano National Park
  • Park entrance fees, jackets, and rain gear
  • RT transportation from Kona & Kohala Coast hotels

WHAT TO BRING

  • Wear comfortable clothing, layers as temperatures vary
  • Covered walking shoes
  • Camera

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Red molten lava and volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed
  • Itinerary may change, and refunds will not be given for closures and itinerary changes out of tour operator's control
  • Easy hiking over short distance. Ages 5 and older are recommended.

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